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Executive Platforms builds world-class forums to facilitate the sharing of ideas among the senior leadership of businesses and organizations with common objectives, interests, and challenges. Through conversations with leading experts, The bluEPrint will bring you insightful conversations, analysis and ideas surrounding key topics across multiple industries while uncovering real-world solutions to universal challenges that face leadership professionals in their daily work.

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Executive Platforms builds world-class forums to facilitate the sharing of ideas among the senior leadership of businesses and organizations with common objectives, interests, and challenges. Through conversations with leading experts, The bluEPrint will bring you insightful conversations, analysis and ideas surrounding key topics across multiple industries while uncovering real-world solutions to universal challenges that face leadership professionals in their daily work.

    Cyber Security Risk Assessments on Your Supply Chain — A Conversation with Jeff Estes of Toyota Motor NA

    Cyber Security Risk Assessments on Your Supply Chain — A Conversation with Jeff Estes of Toyota Motor NA

    One of the most popular features at Executive Platforms events are the lunch-and-learn roundtable discussions hosted by attendees for attendees. The only downside is by their very nature, only ten people can participate on any given topic to allow everyone to contribute to an interactive and free-ranging conversation. In this episode of the bluEPrint podcast we speak with Jeff Estes, the General Manger - Parts Supply Chain for Toyota Motor North America. He will be hosting a roundtable this September in Chicago at the 2022 edition of the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit on "Cyber Security Risk Assessments on Your Supply Chain." Why did he choose that topic? What does he want to share? Who does he hope will be part of the conversation? What should everyone be thinking about further on this important issue? For all this and more, give this episode a listen!

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    Jeff Estes, General Manager - Parts Supply Chain at Toyota Motor NA

    Jeff has 34 years with Toyota NA with current responsibility for service parts and accessories forecasting, inventory planning, ordering and delivery, transportation, and supplier development. Previous experience in vehicle project management, production planning, and manufacturing.

    • 8 min
    Supply Chain Resiliency and CDMOs — A Conversation with Dave Powell of Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing

    Supply Chain Resiliency and CDMOs — A Conversation with Dave Powell of Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing

    Supply Chain disruption has been the story of the year across almost all industries, and the pharmaceutical sector has a further twist as Operation Warp Speed drew any and all resources it deemed necessary for COVID treatments at the expense of other companies. How have pharmaceutical manufacturers adjusted their supply chain thinking to respond to this changing business landscape, and where do CMOs and CDMOs fit into that discussion? At the 2022 edition of the Pharma Manufacturing World Summit series held March 29-30 in Boston, MA, we spoke with Dave Powell of Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing about these issues and how GRAM is part of the solution.
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    Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing

    GRAM is a leading parenteral CDMO delivering customized solutions to meet clients’ fill and finish needs from development through commercialization. With capabilities for biologics, small molecules, and vaccines, GRAM’s advanced technology and staff support pharmaceutical development and cGMP manufacturing, analytical testing, and regulatory filing.
    www.grandriverasepticmfg.com

    • 11 min
    How the Global Pandemic Changed Information Technology Forever — A Conversation with Gregory S. Smith

    How the Global Pandemic Changed Information Technology Forever — A Conversation with Gregory S. Smith

    Gregory S. Smith is the CIO of the American Kidney Fund, a professor at Georgetown University, and the author of five books, the most recent of which is The New Normal in IT: How the Global Pandemic Changed Information Technology Forever. In this interview we talk about his new book and his thoughts on the pandemic and post-pandemic business landscape. Did COVID-19 accelerate trends that were already in the process of becoming the new normal, or was a worldwide disruption of this magnitude necessary to transform our working lives? How has technology allowed us to weather this crisis, and what have we learned from the experience that will inform our future business decisions?  Is hybrid and remote work here to stay? How does that inform the ongoing conversations about attracting and retaining top talent?

    We also speak about Executive Platforms' upcoming new series, the North American Technology Executive Summit, and some of the big ideas and key themes that will be included in its agenda. What should CIOs and CTOs be working on right now to position their organizations best for a future whose 'New Normal' is still being defined?

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    Gregory S. Smith is an internationally recognized IT executive with decades of experience managing complex IT and business systems. Mr. Smith serves as the Chief  Information Officer (CIO) at the American Kidney Fund in Maryland. Previously, Mr. Smith served in a variety of CIO roles with organizations including the Pew Trusts, ASCD, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Mr. Smith's for-profit experience includes a decade in U.S. national security, financial services 100 at SallieMae, and consulting experience as a principal consultant in the management consulting group at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.

    Mr. Smith is the honoree of several awards including: SmartCEO magazine's Top 10 CIOs in the Washington DC area, Computer World's Premier 100 IT leaders, and CIO magazine's CIO 100. Mr. Smith was also recognized by CIO Insight magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential CIOs in the United States.

    Mr. Smith also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, graduate programs. Mr. Smith is the recipient of the 2017 and 2022 Tropaia Outstanding Faculty Award for Technology Management at Georgetown University. He has over 20 years of higher education experience teaching the next generation of IT and business leaders.

    gregoryssmith.com

    • 39 min
    DEIB in the Workforce – A Pride Month Conversation with The Get REAL Movement

    DEIB in the Workforce – A Pride Month Conversation with The Get REAL Movement

    It's Pride Month, and Executive Platforms is delighted to have another conversation with Chris Studer and Marley Bowen, executive directors of the Get REAL Movement, on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the Workforce.

    The Get REAL Movement is a Canadian non-profit focused on combatting 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination, racism, and bullying that offer a variety of different educational Workshop modules, and provide leadership development that aims to break down prejudice, promote unity, and foster compassion in our world.

    www.thegetrealmovement.com

    • 32 min
    Upskilling in the Manufacturing Workforce — A Conversation with John Coppola of Braincube

    Upskilling in the Manufacturing Workforce — A Conversation with John Coppola of Braincube

    At the 2022 edition of the North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit series held April 25-27 in Chicago, we spoke with John Coppola of Braincube, about how upskilling is helping manufacturers meet the challenges of the Digital Revolution while also helping with employee retention and employee satisfaction. What is the best way to train your workforce to use the next generation of tools and technologies? 

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    Braincube is a Smart IIoT platform enhanced by an advanced business intelligence app suite dedicated to manufacturers. Our user-friendly apps and unique Digital Twin empower everyone to discover instant and long-term value from real-time Edge data and historical data analytics. Continuously contextualized and structured data—whether on-prem or in the cloud—puts the right information in your hands to optimize processes, reduce risk, and increase margins. Braincube provides a one-stop solution to take control of your data and transform your operations.
    braincube.com
     

    • 13 min
    Using Technology to Address Supply Chain Disruption Ten Times Faster — A Conversation with Shan Muthuvelu of UCBOS

    Using Technology to Address Supply Chain Disruption Ten Times Faster — A Conversation with Shan Muthuvelu of UCBOS

    At the 2022 edition of the North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit series held April 25-27 in Chicago, we spoke with Shan Muthuvelu, the president and CEO of UCBOS, about how adapting one platform rather than a series of point solutions allows companies to meet the accelerating pace of supply chain disruption and achieve results ten times.

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    UCBOS, Inc. is a USA-based business composable technology firm with the mission to augment the supply chain through semantics. Its vision is to let enterprises self-learn, adapt and glorify dynamic logical business data models for interoperability to fast track solutions, and embrace new technologies including AI, ML, and IoT in days or weeks to achieve supply chain clarity, customer promise reliability, and business agility.
    UCBOS is 100% semantics, 100% metadata, 100% supply chain, 100% composable, 100% No-Code and 100% NoSQL.
    www.ucbos.com

    • 23 min

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